transferring files to usb

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clrockny24

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This is a total newbie question. Since I am trying to free up space on my computer, I am trying to figure out if a usb drive will actually free up space on my computer. For example, I can move programs to the usb drive, but they're still on my computer. I'm pretty sure if I delete a progam from my computer that I move to usb, that won't help much, because if I want to run the program again, it won't fully transfer from a usb right? meaning I'll have to install it again, right?

not really sure, sorry if that's confusing. I just want to know how to free up disk space without losing programs.
 

Laz123

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When you drag and drop files/folders from one drive to another it digitally copies them so you them have to delete from original drive. You can't copy programs; it doesn't work like that.

Look in your documents folder for large files to copy, then delete them. Do a defrag after.
 
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